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Base Backpackers Paihia hostel

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

I've stayed at Bases all over New Zealand I love them, but this one doesn't feel like a Base, it feels like paradise!!!! Staff were friendly, kitchen and common area were nice and clean.. Cute pool and amazing hot tub!!! Was great to come home to after a long day walking!! Our dorm felt like a holiday home! Large and...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved it at pipi patch, if I could of stayed longer I would! Great location, clean & cozy hostel and THE best staff ever!! All of them are just so happy, hard not to be when your living in paradise I guess! All very helpful too.. Cat, one of the girls from reception, even towed us from a service...

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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here 2 nights is a dorm room. The room had enough space and had a bathroom and kitchen ensuite. The bathroom was clean and the shower was pretty comfortable. The kitchen didn't have any facilities besides a fridge and a sink. However there is a bigger communal kitchen next to the reception where you can prepare your meals....

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Thank Beccie1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location..energetic, kind and fun staff, always well looked after in my visits..could do with some slight updating however they had mentioned they are in the middle of refurbishing the rooms. BBQ most nights, which is brilliant for socializing at the start of the night. Great food and lots of stuff for the price!!

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Thank Jake C
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a fun place to stay! I love all the staff at the Pipi Patch, The rooms are amazing and so is the BBQ! you cant get a better deal for dinner than 12 for steak sausage salad and a baked potato PLUS a free drink!!!

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Thank ashleydevinna23
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Expensive price for budget hostel. First stop here on the kiwi bus and wasn't very impressed. Offered a Bbq which was a rip off in our opinion being vegetarians (offered samosas instead of meat) and expensive drinks. The welcome ' talk' made by a hungover member of staff (he even admitted he wanted to get it over and done with)...

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Thank twintraveller7
Royston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hostel is nothing like a normal base for a start, so you are on to a win! The staff were Awesome! Super helpful and really funny, no problem or question was to big for them. It was nice to see people enjoying their work, it makes you more happy. The rooms were comfy, had our own bathroom (really good...

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Thank Kelcyloo
Sligo, Ireland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The rooms were fairly nice with each room having a private bathroom. We had lockers in the room (not sure all rooms do) which was great. This was a typical hostel room with good amenities and location.

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Thank gapyahher192
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fun hostel with a bar on site that is open till the early hours. Couple of happy hours each day and drinks aren't too badly priced. Food is OK too. They do a bbq which includes a beer/glass of wine for 12 dollars which isn't too shabby. Pretty loud at night and lots of kiwi experience travellers...

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Thank Merkulon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can't big up enough my stay here. Clean room with our own bathroom, such friendly staff on reception and the bar that helped with our trip! AMAZING BBQ food, 1 minute walk to the beach where they had volleyball set up, and such a good time at the bar both nights. Highly recommend to anyone!!! We love you Pipi patch!

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Base Backpackers Paihia hostel

Address: 18 Kings Road | Pipi Patch, Paihia 0200, New Zealand (Formerly Sunseekers Motel)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: $49 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Base Backpackers Paihia hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 140
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“I would avoid but if you have to then definitely go for a private room.”
 of 5 bubbles emmamJ9359UO, 16 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Avoid the 8-person dorms there is not enough room”
 of 5 bubbles 834leahj, 27 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Don't take anything of any value here.”
 of 5 bubbles Kiwifriend2014, 10 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Try to stay as far away fro the bar as possible to avoid loud party-goers.”
 of 5 bubbles Elisa5311, 3 Mar 2014 | Read review
“try and get the rooms towards the back. Instead of 8 in one room these have 2 rooms of 4 people.”
 of 5 bubbles Lenistaylor, 11 Dec 2013 | Read review
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